I See Unemployment Is Skyrocketing

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    Worse to Come

    Things are bad right now, but I see them getting worse before they get better. The UK is feeling the pinch worse than the rest of Europe. Our whole economy is based on people buying stuff they can't afford.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    Unemployment And Underemployment

    The unemployment rate is 7.9% according to the latest figures. I think it's higher when you consider the people who are underemployed. I know plenty of them, and live with one of them. I think it's tragic when people who have college degrees (even graduate degrees) cannot find...
    okcgal61 okcgal61
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2012


    It's an outrage!  More and more stories in the news. Teachers are being let go now. Condencing classes to save on money, that's crap!  We need help for this poor situation.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    Scared Out Of My Wits....

    I am female, early fifties, in CA...Being laid off and have no real world skills or benefits to fall back on...Family gone and friends sympathic, but can not help...Feeling very lonely and scared...Will get small amount of unemployment, but barely enough to survive...Anyone...
    glglw glglw
    1 Response Oct 22, 2010


    Today we have many jobs that are a waste and are created just to give someone a job. At school I see 5 people in the office that are not needed but the principal wants to be nice and give them a job. We as taxpayers are paying for unnecessary placements that are not needed. The...
    61-65, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2008

    If You Are Unemployed, Should You Move Somewhere Else In Order To Find A Job?

    I once asked a question here on EP last year if anyone would move across the country for a great job. I got a variety of answers mainly leaning in the direction of yes. One that sticks in my mind is from someone that said they would go in order to find “any job.” Would you...
    2Buddies 2Buddies
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    And You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    Wait until unemployment hits 25%. Of course, maybe at that point, our government will do something other than bail out the rich. Nah.
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    8 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    Directv Appeals My Unemployment Claim

    DirecTV Appeals My Unemployment Claim:I am currently having issues with DirecTV appealing my unemployment claim.  I worked there for six years and was a Case Manger since day one.  I have never had any written warnings; I worked on projects off the clock, and was very respect...
    DT1401 DT1401
    Apr 30, 2011

    Inner Peace

    Hello! Well I guess I will be the first to write huh? My name is Eric and I recently graduated with a B.A. in English. My plan was to slide into an editing position and let life come to me instead of finding it. Before I graduated, I was working for a legal processing firm called...
    FutureWingChunSifu FutureWingChunSifu
    Aug 23, 2012
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